It finally came! My Canon 60 mm macro lens (EF-S 60 mm f/2.8 macro) arrived! So I spent a little time learning how to use it. I quickly realized that it requires a lot of light, and since it’s dark out and my house isn’t the brightest inside (low wattage CFLs), I realized I had to use a tripod. I created an ad-hoc studio (kitchen table covered in white printer paper) so I could shoot some macro shots 🙂 There are a lot of photos posted here, more than normal, anyway. I invite all critiques and criticisms and tips to do better. This goes for all posts/photos (including if I’m too long winded in my write ups). I can’t improve if I don’t know where I need improvement 🙂
My favorite from tonight is the first one; can you guess what it is? I have the answer in the “alt text” so if you hover your mouse over the photo it will tell you. I will give you a hint: the photo is severely cropped.
I can already tell that this may become my favorite lens. I’ve always loved looking at macro photos, now I get to make them! I’ve also heard it is a great portrait lens, so maybe my gf will let me practice this weekend 🙂
60 mm, 1/25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, EF-S 60mm macro (What Am I?)
60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, EF-S 60mm macro (Redemption)
60 mm, 1/8 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, EF-S 60mm macro (No Pressure)
60 mm, 1/5 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, EF-S 60mm macro (Fool's Gold)
60 mm, 1.3 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, EF-S 60mm macro (Old Brick)